Author: Meg Cale

4 Gorgeous Thai Temples

We visited Thailand and toured the incredible Buddhist temples of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the northern hills in July and August of 2014. We spent 10 days exploring all that Chiang Mai had to offer. One of the most stunning parts of the northern city was its incredible temples. Below are some of our favorites   Wat Doi Suthep is the most famous temple in Chiang Mai. Its large golden chedi and elaborate Lanna style golden umbrellas have become the symbol of the city. It’s golden chedi is so brilliant that we had a hard time looking at it...

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Meet a Traveler; Jamie Remmers

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jamie Remmers, a graduate student in NYU’s prestigious International Education program. Jamie is building her career to help other young people make their wanderlust dreams a reality. Jamie and I got to know each other when we were both living in New York City and day dreaming about our travels. When Jamie isn’t hitting the books, she’s traveling the world, and inspiring others to do the same.  Meg: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how did you end up traveling so much? Jamie: It started with my parents;...

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Work Hard, Play Harder, Korean Nightlife in Seoul

Photo Credit: denAusuncioner Koreans are stereotyped as some of the hardest working people on Earth. There is definitely some truth to that. I’m an American expat who teaches English. I’ve been living and working in South Korea for just under a year. It’s hard not to notice the differences in work expectations here in Seoul. My elementary school students go to school for as long as 10-12 hours a day and are expected to learn material covering an intensely wide range of topics. This kind of work ethic doesn’t stop once they graduate. Many Korean businesses require long hours...

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Meet A Traveler; The Ladies of Lezbackpack

We met with Melissa and Constance of Lezbackpack in Seoul, South Korea to learn more about their blog and how they travel. 1. Hey guys! Tell us about yourselves. Constance: We are Constance and Melissa and we write for the blog Lez Backpack. We are both Texas born and consider ourselves native to the city of Austin. I was an Air Force brat and was raised in at least 5 different places around the world. Before moving to Korea, I spent 6 years teaching middle schoolers Algebra. Melissa: I spent my years growing up on the East Coast in...

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How to Find the Cheapest Flight in 10 Minutes or Less

Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan 1. Erase Your Search History  Most booking websites track their visitors. If you’ve been doing travel research the site will know and can up the price. 2. Pick Your Dates Having flexible dates allows you to broaden your net for cheaper flights. Traveling on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday is usually cheaper than other days of the week, with the exception of holiday traveling.  3. Is There More Than One Airport? There are multiple airports in most major cities. Be flexible with your airport and you will have more options for airlines and flights. The...

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Welcome to Dopes on the Road! We're Meg and Lindsay and we've created DotR as a space dedicated to inspiring and equipping LGBT travelers to live a life of adventures. Take a look around and don't be afraid to say hi! Read More

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